Palgrave Macmillan (2018)

Abstract
This book seeks to address the relation of political philosophy and Donald Trump as a political phenomenon through the notions of patriotism, cosmopolitanism, and civic virtue. Political philosophers have been prescient in explaining trends that may explain our political misgivings. Madison warned during the debates on the Constitution that democracies are vulnerable to factions based on passion for personalities and beliefs; various continental thinkers have addressed the problem of nihilism—the modern loss of faith in objective standards of truth and morality—that in Max Weber’s analysis pointed to the importance of charisma, in Carl Schmitt’s to the idea that politics is essentially rooted in the definition of friends and enemies, and in early Heidegger resulted in the emphasis on the enduring significance of local, rather than cosmopolitan values. The former concerns—regarding demagoguery, charisma and nihilism—will enable an evaluation of Trump as a political character, while the latter concerns—regarding the status of universal versus local values—will enable us to evaluate the content of “Trumpism.” Taken together, these essays seek to advance the public conversation about the relationship between the rise of Trump and the ideological forces that seek to justify that rise.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Buy this book $19.24 new   Amazon page
ISBN(s) 978-3-319-74426-1   978-3-319-74427-8   3030089908   3319744267   9783319744261
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,043
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
Chapters BETA

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Kant’s Cosmopolitan Patriotism.Pauline Kleingeld - 2003 - Kant-Studien 94 (3):299-316.
Kantian Patriotism.Pauline Kleingeld - 2000 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 29 (4):313-341.
Patriotism as an Environmental Virtue.Philip Cafaro - 2009 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (1-2):185-206.
Patriotic Education in a Global Age.Randall Curren & Charles Dorn - 2018 - Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press.
Cosmopolitanism as a Corrective Virtue.M. Victoria Costa - 2016 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (4):999-1013.
Cosmopolitanism.Robert Fine - 2007 - New York.
Kant's Moral and Political Cosmopolitanism.Pauline Kleingeld - 2016 - Philosophy Compass 11 (1):14-23.
Cosmopolitan Virtue, Globalization and Patriotism.Bryan S. Turner - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (1):45-63.
History and Patriotism in Hegel's Rechtsphilosophie.Lydia Moland - 2007 - History of Political Thought 28 (3):496-591.
A Liberal Theory of Civic Virtue.Robert Audi - 1998 - Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (1):149.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2018-07-03

Total views
2 ( #1,442,087 of 2,498,739 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #422,193 of 2,498,739 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes